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St. John's University

Location: JamaicaNY 11439 Document ID: AD294-0AV5 Posted on: 2019-09-2009/20/2019 Job Type: Part-time

Job Schedule:Part-time

Tutor/Mentor- SJU GEAR UP/NYGEAR UP Programs

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.



Location: Long Island City High School; William Cullen Bryant High School, Various other NYC High Schools (School Based Programs)

Job Purpose: To provide academic, social and college preparedness support to "at risk" students that will increase their academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide academic support to high school students during/after school (Math, English, Social Studies, Science)
  • Serve as mentors for project participants and assist with college preparedness tasks (i.e.- completion of FAFSA, scholarship searches, college applications and research etc.)
  • Provide college readiness and social emotional workshops
  • Provide academic advisement to project participants
  • Assist with the collection of project services data (i.e.- attendance, event sign-in sheets)
  • Assist with the coordination/implementation of college visits and educational field trips
  • Facilitate the MAAX program curriculum (SEL) during select courses
  • Attend program events including educational/cultural field trips, family events, and college tours
  • Attend supervision meetings & trainings (mandatory)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A least two years of post-secondary education completed
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with high school undeserved student populations; either in tutoring or college readiness programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the academic area for which tutoring/mentoring is provided (Math, English, Social Studies, Science and College Preparedness)


  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e.- Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Commitment to supporting positive youth development
  • Strong foundation in at least two content areas (i.e. Math, English, Social Studies, Science and College Readiness) preferred
  • Bilingual strongly encouraged

Work Schedule

  • This is a school-based program
  • Schedules may vary based on sites/needs (i.e.- you may be based at different sites)
  • Typically Monday-Friday within the hours of 8:00 a.m- 4:00 p.m
  • Some Saturdays may be required for special events

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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